Local News week of 26th May 2023

Epsom and Ewell Talking Newspaper audio local news, for the two weeks ending 26th May 2023 features news of the new Epsom and Ewell Mayor and a full programme of upcoming events.

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Epsom and Ewell Borough Council news

Epsom and Ewell has a new Mayor

Labour Councillor Rob Geleit was officially recognised at the annual Mayor Making ceremony at the Town Hall on Tuesday 23 May and is now the first citizen of the borough. Mayor Rob Geleit is looking forward to all of the events in his Mayoral calender over the coming year and to supporting his named charities: Age Concern Epsom and Ewell, Citizens Advice Epsom and Ewell and Love Me Love My Mind Epsom. Find out more about Rob in our news story.

We have the response from Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) to the news that EEBC is one of three Surrey councils who have been threatened that their planning decision-making powers may be stripped by the Housing Secretary Michael Gove.

Surrey County Council News

We have news of how to report potholes to Surrey County Council and an update on yellow lines and planning at the Chalk Pit site.

Surrey Police New Portal

Surrey Police‘s new portal allows the public to upload CCTV or Smart doorbell footage if suspicious behaviour has been observed where a local crime has been committed. If you wish to use this service visit the Surrey Police Suspicious Portal or call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111 and in an emergency 999.

Future Events

We have news of many upcoming events over the next two weeks with a fulll list of the venues, dates and programmes.

The Derby will take place this weekend with The Oaks/Ladies Day taking place on Friday the 2nd June. There will be a new food festival and picnics within a new area, closer to the action. Derby Day tickets are available at The Jockey Club

Music in the Park Epsom and Ewell Silver Band‘s Concert 11th June 2pm-4pm at Alexander Park Recreation ground, bring your own rug or chair.

Veterans Hub launch 21st June 10am-2pm at Banstead Community Centre The Orchard call Tim Snuggs 07956 405063

Charity Volunteer Fair 23rd June 4pm – 6pm in Cheam, for details email debbie.cook@parliment.co.uk or chris.grayling@parliament.co.uk

In Conversation with Author Amen Alonge event 23rd June 7pm – 8pm discussing his two novels A Good Day to Die and A Good Night to Kill at Epsom Library for tickets visit Eventbrite

Music For a Summer’s Evening with Epsom Chamber Choir Concert 24th June 7:30pm -10pm with International Harpist Mared Pugh Evans and Zoe Humphries on Clarinet at St Martins Church Epsom for tickets book online or call 0208 672 5495

Epsom Choral Society Summer Concert 24th June 7:30pm at St Andrews United Reform Church in Cheam for tickets visit TicketSource

There will be a litterpick Saturday 24th June at 3pm contact info@collegeward.org

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This fortnight’s news articles come from the Epsom and Ewell Times including some provided to them by the  Local Democracy Reporting Service of the BBC, the Surrey Comet, Surrey Live MyLondon and In your Area

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